Promised Land, He's Gone, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, Wave That Flag, Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Beat It On Down The Line, Loose Lucy, Me And Bobby McGee, Stella Blue, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Playin' In The Band Truckin', Row Jimmy, Big River, You Ain't Woman Enough, Here Comes Sunshine > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Around And Around, Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night, E: Casey Jones
SBD:MR> PCM> DAT> CD; retracking etc of previous shn set, by Randy Carman
A pretty good performance, but lacking any big 2nd set jams, and at times, lackluster SBD sound. Usually don't like to complain about this, but when it interferes with the enjoyment of the music, as in the case of He's Gone, it's hard to ignore. Really energetic Bird Song that is one of the best I have heard, despite Garcia missing a note during the jam. Also the Sunshine>China>Rider is really cool, and frankly i'm surprised they never did it again; it worked.
August 19, 2007 Subject:
In reality, this show was at the St. Paul Auditorium, which is actually still standing, although it's been condensed. This was my first Dead show (I worked for the Auditorium concessions firm) at had the opportunity to catch the entire sound check also, as well as give regards to Jerry and Bill.
December 13, 2006 Subject:
Joe Colella Here Come's Sunshine China Rider MAGIC!
For me this show proves yet again that The Grateful Dead were, are the best rock 'n roll band to ever grace God's green earth! Regardless of technical issues, human foibles, miscues and that wonderful tension, resolve, consonance, dissonance and all points in between, the boys always (night after day after night, tour after glorious tour, show after show) managed to sift pure gold out of the earth dirt mud sand and rock that is live Grateful Dead style jamming. On this night the golden nuggets are clearly unearthed in Here Comes Sunshine>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. Jerrys leading through the transition (and beyond!) is over the top. While the band provides a wonderful and strong rythymic pulsation Jerrys notes become wings of pure flight and set this listener free to soar the lofty heights! My Family and Friends have enjoyed this jam countless times when we weren't jamming and creating our own brand of this magic passed down from the boys to us.
For those of you who know us the back house in El Granada still rocks!
Love and LIGHT to you sll,
Joe Colella still playing my brains out on a Jerry Bolt replica through a wall of sound Makintosh 2300>pre-amped by a CAE cutler desinged Twin> into a 3x12 cabinet from Marin loaded woth JBL E120's!
September 8, 2005 Subject:
The transition between China-Rider is seamless. The show isn't the best but at least download the China-Rider.
July 19, 2005 Subject:
I agree this show is not at there best playing,But thy were going threw a major change with losing PIG and all . THIS is a band still re forming And suffering a loss.Soon After Donna and Keith were also part of the greatest era of the Dead and that should not be forgotten.
June 17, 2005 Subject:
you ain't woman enough!
Boy! Truer words were never spoken. It's actually so bad, it's funny. But enough of that. I'd have to agree the show is somewhat mediocre. Probably a few selections worth cherry-picking. I'm always a sucker for Wave That Flag and TLEO from this era. The PITB is pretty good, and the HCS > China Cat is cool. The sound is adequate, the playing is OK, the show as a whole just doesn't grab me. Picky 3 stars
April 30, 2005 Subject:
St Paul 1973
This show did not take place at the Civic Center. It was the Met Center. The music is excellent and by the end of the night the band and audience were cooking hot. There are segements missing because a fight broke out at the end of casey jones. After a few chose words from Bobby W. the band left. They had played a long full concert prior to leaving.
April 5, 2005 Subject:
In some ways I feel like it's sacrilegious to criticize the Dead, but this is just not one of their better shows. I've suspected for years that the majority of the mid 70's vocal problems were caused by Donna Jean; this show makes that painfully obvious (note her god awful lead vocal on You Ain't Woman Enough & her horribly flat screams in Playing In The Band). Bob Weir also has a subpar night, especially on Not Fade Away & One More Saturday Night. Sound is ok once they get the mix dialed in around half way through set one, other then some distortion on vocal peeks. Highlight of the show for me is a nice Playing In The Band (other then DJ's above mentioned contribution). Sorry to be negative but.........
March 4, 2005 Subject:
Where's the rest of the 1st set?
First, aside from some techinical difficulties in Promised and He's Gone, this is a great show. One of the first four or five analogs I had, and the day after my Bday. Have to concur with revious reviews of the HC Sunshine>China>Rider. Quite crispy. But my question is, where is the rest of the 1st set? Anyone have it, or does it not exist? Still, a great show, 4 stars for sure
February 4, 2005 Subject:
I think the reason they didn't pick-up on the Sunshine-China-Rider trio is that Here Comes Sunshine is normally played much faster than China Cat, whose intro here is rushed. Just listen to Bobby play his riff. It does lead to a rockin' version of I know You Rider. The transition is almost studio quality, with Jerry really leading the charge. His solo's rip! I love this show so much. The tape here seems not very crisp, but the overall source mix is incredible. These February '73 shows are tight.
October 20, 2004 Subject:
Missing 1/2 of first set
I have to say that it is a shame that that 1/2 of the first set is missing. What happen to it?
July 15, 2004 Subject:
"Here Comes Sunshine" > "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider" = Holy Trinity. The whole show is worthy of your collection, but fairly standard for the period. This run of February 1973 shows blows my mind equal to May of 1977.
May 18, 2004 Subject:
My favorite. Rest of the show is great too. Donna can hurt the buzz tho, can't she sometimes.
May 17, 2004 Subject:
The Perfect Transition
H.C. Sunshine flows so flawlessly and seemlessly into a great rendition of China Cat > Rider that it seems like a crime that this trilogy never resurfaced. The entire show has high energy and the soundboard mix is as close to perfect as I've heard.